The Adventures We’ll Go On

Patricia Manfield via Style Du Monde

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I miss getting dressed. I miss putting on clothes to have fun and not to be practical (long walks or doctors appts) or for a short excursion to the grocery store (because oat milk). I miss getting dressed for life. I can’t be the only one.

Image via (this is all of us, let’s all admit it and move on)

The New Yorker published a fun piece called A Year Without Clothes, last year. After recently sifting through my closet to separate what must be donated, I was excited to see my old friends, my clothes. My silver shimmer skirt (not sure what I was thinking when I bought that), my capes, my pretty pencil skirts for court… I can’t wait for the adventures we will have, someday soon. At this point, I am looking at all the clothes in my closet like they are the jeans from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (man, such a great series of books and movies). *sigh* The pants make us brave. The pants are part of important memories. They have a magic I need.

If you don’t know about the pants, enlighten yourselves:

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This photo pretty much sums up the mood, these days. You know, sitting-with-my-cute-purse-on-my-couch vibes, because there is nowhere else to go and my back hurts from sitting for an entire year.

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I am ready to have a red boot moment like Emrata. I got red boots on sale from Macy’s last year because they were dirt cheap. I look forward to a dinner date in those. City lights and light traffic.

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2021 will also have a tulle skirt moment. It’s happening. I feel like this needs to be worn while on public transport. (Though there are no buses with my face on them).

If you have no idea what I am talking about:

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A tweed jacket or dress moment needs to happen this year while I argue a case. I already know which one.

Can’t wait for warmer weather and (I am gonna come out and say it–) less restrictions. It’s not about the clothes we haven’t worn. It’s about the adventures they accompany us on. We want to experience the art of living again, in full measure.

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What articles of clothing are you anticipating an adventure in? Dream with me…

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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